Ancient lake – Igor Arsovski shot this photo at Lake Ohrid in order to show friends back in his adopted home of Canada why he "always goes back to Macedonia."
Mountain peaks – "What I find most special about Macedonia is the country's diverse topography," say Jeremy La Zelle who captured this image from a ridge on the Solunska Glava Mountain Range in central Macedonia.
Giant monument – Robert Pasquale took this photo of the world's biggest cross in all its 66 meter high splendour during a visit to Skopje in August 2011.
Bird spotting – This image of a Crested Lark was taken by Ilija Dukovski in central Skopje. "Macedonia is yet to be discovered as a premier birding spot in the Balkans," he says.
Archaeological ruins – Macedonia plays host to thousands of archaeological sites including the ancient Roman ruins of Stobi, pictured here by Petra Zajkoska.
Tranquil plains – Keith Hurst drove to Macedonia from his home in Leipzig, Germany, taking this shot of the tranquil landscape around Lake Ohrid along the way.
Native dress – This picture of traditional Macedonian clothing in a market near Lake Ohrid was one of Frances Fryberg's favourites from his trip to Macedonia in the summer of 2011. "Macedonia was a beautiful country with rich history, interesting sights, friendly people and delicious food," he says.
Balkan winter – "I took this because I have lived in Canada since I was 7 and one of the things I love is winter," says Igor Arsovski of this picture of a snowy Skopje City Park. Macedonia has cold winters but not as cold as Canada, he adds.